The Corresponence of James McNeil Whistler
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System Number: 02617
Date: 26 March 1889
Author: Moffat Peter Lindner[1]
Place: London
Recipient: William Christian Symons[2]
Place: London
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler L151
Document Type: ALS


March 26th.

Dear Symons

We cannot get the Café Royal for May 1st, & McNab[3] thinks we ought to have a meeting of Dinner Committee[4] to decide on some other place - Next Friday at 6.30 will suit McLean[5] [sic], so please come if you can. I have written to the other [p. 2] men - McNab only had a definite reply from the Café Royal y'day -

Underdown[6] has consented to take the chair -

Sincerely yours

M P Lindner

[pp. 3 and 4, sketches[7] of furniture]

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W. Christian Symons Esq.
55 Park Road
Haverstock Hill
N. W.
[stamp removed]
[postmark:] KENSINGTO[N] / D X / MR26 / 89
[postmark on verso:] [LONDON. N.] W / [L?] M / MR 26 / 89

[verso:] 'M. P. Lindner[8]'


1.  Moffat Peter Lindner
Moffat Peter Lindner (1852-1949), landscape and watercolour painter [more].

2.  William Christian Symons
William Christian Symons (1845-1911), painter and designer [more].

3.  McNab
Peter Macnab (d. 1900), landscape and rustic genre painter [more].

4.  Dinner Committee
Symons was chief organiser of a dinner in honour of JW at the Criterion on 1 May, to celebrate the award of a first-class medal at Munich and the Cross of St Michael of Bavaria.

5.  McLean
Thomas Nelson MacLean (1845-1894), sculptor [more].

6.  Underdown
Emmanuel Maguire Underdown (1831-1913), barrister [more].

7.  sketches
The drawings, in purple pencil, show the back and leg of a chair. They may be by Beatrix Whistler (1857-1896), née Beatrice Philip, artist [more].

8.  Lindner
Written in another hand, in pencil.